Water Dance

Greeting the sun

Sabine Engelhardt

Summer kitchen

Delicious vegetarian food

Strawbale cabin

Canvas room in glamping tent

Camping area

Dragon's cave


Women's retreat - the wise self 19th-26th September 2020

This lovingly crafted retreat offers the opportunity to step away from your busy life, get back in touch with yourself and find the voice that whispers the truth within. The picturesque, calm surroundings of the Gea Viva retreat camp and the waters of the Adriatic sea, invite you to delve deeply into nature. experience its mystic and creative powers. Fall asleep to the sounds of nature, enjoy delicious vegetarian food and the vibes of this beautiful landscape.

Explore a new way of being through dance, meditation, gathering in a sacred circle, ceremony, art and connecting with the hidden layers of nature. Connect to your authentic self and unleash your wild, wise inner woman. Our process will be supported by mysterious and powerful places in the landscape, its create energies and the Dragon’s cave. This cove's energies feel to be linked with Hestia/Vesta, the ancient Greek/Roman goddess of the hearth, fire and the state. Resting firmly within herself, Hestia creates the magic that brings people together.

Retreat Structure
This retreat will run every day from 9.00 - 13.00, with occasional evening sessions. We will enjoy sacred circles, dance, Yoga, meditations, be creative and celebrate. The free afternoons allow time to rest, to be alone or in company or to spend time on the beach etc. The retreat starts on the first day at 18.00 hrs and will finish on the second to last day with an evening celebration. The last day is the leaving day.

The Venue
Gea Viva is an eco retreat camp in a tranquil olive grove, 15 minutes’ walk from the sea and the harbour village Milna on the beautiful Croatian island Brač. Giving people the opportunity to experience living in harmony with nature, it offers retreats, events and seminars around the themes of ecological construction, permaculture, geomancy, healthy living, arts and crafts. Being completely off-grid, Its design is based on permaculture principles featuring a stone circle, a beautiful pavilion which serves as a teaching space, a permaculture garden, compost toilets, solar showers, a geodesic dome, a straw bale eco cabin, a giant mosaic dragon and a cosy Summer kitchen.

We offer four choices of accommodation:
1.) Camping huts with twin camping beds and a small private terrace with sea views (3 twins)
2.) A glamping tent with canvas rooms, camping beds, bedding (one single 'room', two twins)
3.) Camping in your own tent. We also provide tents and equipment for hire.
4.) Camping in own camper van. (2 spaces)

Showers and toilets are shared.

If you like additional days to relax here, you are welcome to arrive before or leave after the retreat. Additional nights are 33/40 Euros in the camping huts, 12.50/16.50 Euros (in the glamping tent/own camper van/ individual hire tent) and 9.50/12 Euros in your own tent.

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An experienced workshop leader, Sabine Engelhardt is a geomancer, architect, Yoga teacher and innitiator of the Gea Viva project. Cultivating the connection with the sacred, unseen layers of the Earth over many years, Sabine has brought together many groups exploring Earth energies in creative, collaborative processes and initiated two Earth acupuncture circles. She carries out space clearings and researches the Devine feminie. Sabine is passionate about supporting individuals in communicating with the wisdom of nature, getting in touch with their inner guidance and finding their unique expression.


One person in private glamping hut
625 Euros

One person in glamping tent or own camper van 525 Euros One person
in own tent

495 Euros

Price includes

To secure your place on the course, please pay the deposit of 150 Euros at the time of your registration. Payments are by bank transfer in Croatian Kunas (HRK) or Euros or in cash. The deadline for registrations is three days before the beginning of the event.

For cancellations up to two months in advance of the event, we will deduct a handling fee of 50 Euros, and return the remainder of the deposit to you. For cancellations later than two months before the event, the deposit is non-returnable and for cancellations later than one month before the event, the entire fee is due.


Food and practicalities
We have a fully equipped kitchen on site, and will prepare vegetarian meals jointly. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know in the registration form.
Please note that alcohol and drugs are not allowed on site.

The village Milna has grocery shops, restaurants, bars, cash points, a currency exchange, a doctor and a post office.

Getting there
The nearest city is Split, which can be reached by plane, ferry, rail, coach and car. From there you can catch a passenger ferry directly to Milna on Brac or travel via Supetar with the car ferry (more requent).
Detailed directions

What to bring
Please bring comfortable clothing, something glamorous to wear for a special ceremony, sturdy boots for walks, a notebook, a hat and sunscreen.

Registration and questions
If you have questions, please contact Sabine Engelhardt, sabine@geaviva.net , tel + 385 99 749 3711.


Sabine is a really good host, we had great discussions about everything, she is really a wonderful woman, full of spirit and talent. The camp has a really good way of thinking, in harmony with nature and soul. It is perfect to relax and have a break from the stressful city life. The beach is only at 20 mins walk from the camp, really peaceful. You have another one a bit more far away (40 min), really beautiful. The food was excellent: fresh fish, fruits and vegetables, good coffee, awesome! We really appreciated our stay! Thanks again Sabine!

Marie-Philippe, Canada

This place surpases all my dreams and expectations - sea, nature, people, architecture. A very rich and inspiring experience.
Adela, Slovakia